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Al Asimah Governorate (Kuwait) - Districts of Al Asimah, Kuwait City, Al Shuwaikh, Al Asimah Governorate, Fayha, Shamiya, Nuzha, Bnied Al-Gar (Paperback) Loot Price: R190
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Al Asimah Governorate (Kuwait) - Districts of Al Asimah, Kuwait City, Al Shuwaikh, Al Asimah Governorate, Fayha, Shamiya,...

Al Asimah Governorate (Kuwait) - Districts of Al Asimah, Kuwait City, Al Shuwaikh, Al Asimah Governorate, Fayha, Shamiya, Nuzha, Bnied Al-Gar (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Districts of Al Asimah, Kuwait City, Al Shuwaikh, Al Asimah Governorate, Fayha, Shamiya, Nuzha, Bnied Al-Gar, Adiliya. Excerpt: Kuwait City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kuwait City was first settled in the early 18th Century by the Al-Sabh clan, later the ruling family of Kuwait and a branch of the Al-Utb tribe (that also included the Al-Khalfah clan, the ruling family of Bahrain), and their leader, Sheikh Sabh I. Its name may have derived from an earlier abandoned fort located there, called "Kt" () - Arabic for a fortress by the sea. The settlement grew quickly, and by the time its first wall was built (1760), the town had its own dhow fleet of about 800 and trading relations to Baghdad and Damascus. It was a successful and thriving sea port by the early 19th Century. It was unclear whether or not Kuwait was part of the Ottoman Empire, and as a result, tensions often broke out between the sheikhdom and the empire. These tensions peaked when, in 1896, Sheikh Mubrak Al-Sabh assassinated his brother, the emir Muhammad Al-Sabh, over Mubrak's deep suspicion that the Ottoman Empire was willing to annex Kuwait. In exchange for British naval protection, Mubrak was not to negotiate or give territory to any other foreign power without British consent. With the discovery of oil in 1936, the citys standard of living improved dramatically, including health and education services. On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces seized the city and on August 8 they annexed the emirate. During the occupation, the city was extensively damaged and many buildings were destroyed after it, including the Kuwait National Museum. After Iraqi forces retreated from Kuwait in January-February 1991, foreign investors and the Kuwaiti government were actively involved in modernizi... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=57021

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-13811-1
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-158-13811-3
Barcode: 9781158138111

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